Last night we “recalibrated” our clocks. And today we must recalibrate our minds to come back into alignment with standard time.
These days are your thoughts more critical than compassionate?
Perhaps it’s time for a heart recalibration.
Perhaps it’s time to get back to your First Love, Who says to first, love.
People will not know we are Love’s followers by our opinions, our rights, or our religious rituals. They will know we are His followers by our love for one another.
It is time to recalibrate our lives to our First Love.
Above ALL else pushing its way to the front of our thought life. Above ALL else demanding our time. Above ALL else we are consumed with...hmm...election, anyone??
If you, like I, need a reminder of what this looks like, I suggest re-reading 1 John 4, with the guidance of Holy Spirit, perhaps in a translation you’re not as used to, so you see it with fresh eyes.
This beautiful chapter concludes with this powerful statement: Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us! Anyone can say, “I love God,” yet have hatred toward another. This makes him a phony!
Oh, fellow Christ followers, please please please, let’s stop giving the world a phony picture of Who we follow.
Jill Perry, founder of Bursting Barns Ministries